Chandigarh: The celebration of Diwali, ‘Deep-O-Jjawala’ came alive at K.B. D.A.V. Senior Secondary Public School, Sector. 7 – B, Chandigarh on the 7th November 2023, when the whole school wore a festive look with Diyas and Lanterns all over the campus in bright colours. Students talked about the significance of the festival – how good always conquered the evil and also about why and how Diwali is celebrated across India. Besides sensitizing students to the ill effects of crackers, they also shared the guidelines on being safe while bursting them.
Many competitions were held on the occasion. A Door Hanging Bandhawar Competition was the highlight of the first day of the celebrations. Students of Class VIII created a group of three members each and used creative material including flowers, leaves, beads, shells and mirrors, to create the best and most colourful Bandhawars. The creativity of the students won the hearts of the onlookers. Simultaneously, a Traditional Diwali Photo Booth with Prop-making competition took place for the same class in which the learners brought an artistic blend of recycled material to create the most attractive booth designs ever.
A Culinary Competition excited the learners of Class IX teams comprising two members each showcased their culinary skills, bringing on platter the unique dishes of many an Indian state. One compulsory surprise ingredient in each dish, like millet was to be used by each team. Rangavalli – a Rangoli-making competition was the catch of the day in which learners of Class X made beautiful creations using Rangoli colours, coloured rice, colourful flowers and sand colours.
The celebrations concluded with Principal Ma’am giving away the prizes to the winners, along with a message of a clean, safe and a bright Diwali. She further added that ‘KBDAV remains committed to providing a holistic educational experience to the students that extends beyond the classroom. It aims to foster an environment of inclusivity, respect for diversity and a deep understanding of our cultural heritage for the learners”.